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Austerlitz in Columbia County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oscar Beckwith

 
 
Oscar Beckwith Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jordan Romano
1. Oscar Beckwith Marker
Inscription.  
Killed Simon Vandercook 1882,
Partner in failed Austerlitz
Hills Gold Mine 1.6 Mi. East
Arrested 1885 in Canada and
hanged in Hudson, NY 1888.

 
Erected 2022 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 934.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
 
Location. 42° 16.775′ N, 73° 28.32′ W. Marker is in Austerlitz, New York, in Columbia County. Marker is on New York State Route 22, 3.8 miles north of Upper Hollow Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austerlitz NY 12017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Charles Kinne (approx. 1.7 miles away); Austerlitz Historic District (approx. 2.1 miles away); Edna St. Vincent Millay (approx. 2.1 miles away); Early Tavern (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail
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(approx. 3.2 miles away); Spencertown Furnance (approx. 4.3 miles away); Downing Church (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austerlitz.
 
Also see . . .  Oscar Beckwith | William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Submitted on August 7, 2022, by Jordan Romano of Kings Park, New York.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2022, by Jordan Romano of Kings Park, New York. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 51 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 7, 2022, by Jordan Romano of Kings Park, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
 
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